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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:00: the chancellor criticises cabinet colleagues for briefing against him as he defends his position on public sector pay. public sector workers on average are paid about 10% more than private sector workers... are they overpaid? relatively to sack the workers they are paid a 10% premium. the timelords — they are a—changing — jodie whittaker is to become the first woman to play doctor who. commentator: what a player. roger federer makes history at wimbledon, becoming the first man to win the singles title eight times. if you believe you can go really fire in your life and i think i did that and i happy. i kept them by leaving and dreaming and here i am, my eighth. tougher punishments for acid attacks are to be considered
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by the government after hundreds of incidents so far this year lewis hamilton makes up ground in the formula one drivers' championship — he's just a point behind his rival, sebastian vettel after winning the british grand prix. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the chancellor, philip hammond, has said cabinet colleagues who have been briefing the media against him should instead focus on thejob in hand. after newspaper reports about discussions around the cabinet table, he said noise was being generated by people opposed to his focus on jobs and the economy during brexit. he also addressed claims he'd described public sector workers as "overpaid". here's our political correspondent, eleanor garnier. he's the man of the moment, though not for the reasons he'd like. for the second time this week, the chancellor has found himself defending private
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comments in public. this time accused of saying public sector workers are overpaid. something he did not deny. i have told you, i'm not going to talk about what comes out of a private cabinet... five of your colleagues have. they shouldn't have done frankly because cabinet meetings are supposed to be a private space in which we have a serious discussion. i am the chancellor. you would expect me to put any discussion about public sector pay in the context of the fiscal and economic situation that we face. among the millions of public sector workers, it's teachers out protesting today, plus others like police officers and nurses who faced a 1% pay cap since 2012. celebrating workers' rights at a festival in dorset, the labour leader accused the chancellor of being out of touch. i think he's living on a different planet to many others. public sector workers have had frozen wages for the past seven yea rs.
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health workers in reality have had a 14% cut in pay. many teachers don't stay on in the profession because they can't afford to find somewhere to live on the salaries they get and the strain they are under because of shortages. the chancellor hinted today there could be better news for public sector workers at the budget later this year, but in an unusual move, he slapped down cabinet rivals briefing against him. some of the noise is generated by people who are not happy with the agenda that i have, over the last few weeks, tried to advance of ensuring that we achieve a brexit which is focused on protecting our economy, protecting our jobs and making sure we can have continued rising living standards in the future. one of the cabinet's prominent leave campaigners, the international trade secretary, denied being behind the briefings. i absolutely deplore leaks from the cabinet. i think my colleagues
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should be very quiet, stick to their own departmental duties, and i think that the public expect us to be disciplined and effective, our backbenchers are furious and the only people smiling at this will be in berlin and paris. public sector workers continue to make their concerns known. as it seems do members of the cabinet, who, with the prime minister's authority in tatters, are in no mood to do as they are told. the title role in doctor who is to be played by a woman for the first time in the 5a year history of the series. jodie whittaker, who starred in the itv drama broadchurch, will take overfrom peter capaldi, making her first appearance as the 13th doctor in this year's christmas special. here's lizo mzimba after half a year of speculation from fans, notjust about who the new doctor might be, but whether it would be a man or a woman... confirmation that the time travel
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show is making history. jodie whittaker says she is overwhelmed as a feminist, as a woman, and as an actor, to be cast as the drama's first female doctor. it's a role that demands a huge range of emotion, something jodie has often demonstrated from early appearances in comedies like st trinians... you'll have to forgive me. me brain don't kick in until wednesday when i've been out caning it all weekend. from now on, you don't say nothing in front of pete. to playing a mother whose son has been murdered, in crime drama broadchurch. it's complicated. of course. a show in which she appeared opposite a doctor who companion, arthur darvill.. let us handle the media... and a former doctor in david tennant. casting strong female leads has been a popular strategy with audiences in films like star wars and on tv in shows like game of thrones.
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do you think all fans will welcome a female doctor? i think most will, i think some won't be sure, but they should remember doctor who is all about change, and this is potentially a really big, really exciting change to the show. with the bbc having committed itself to greater diversity, it will be hoping that today's announcement will not only excite viewers, but will also clearly demonstrate that the time travel show has moved firmly into the 21st century. lizo mzimba, bbc news. one person who had been tipped for the role was actor 0livia colman. she's a friend ofjodie whittaker‘s and says she's delighted at the news. i had no idea. if you tell her secret, she will keep it because we
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have seen each other since she must have seen each other since she must have found out and she is a very loyal and noble person. so i was like, my god! when i found out. your name has been associated. is there a mix of envy but also relief? relived it is all over. everybody was in for the part at one point. i think the best person has got the job. i presume she went for an addition so she got thejob presume she went for an addition so she got the job fair and square. she is brilliant. she will do it so well. but only thing to say is to leave her to do the job. well. but only thing to say is to leave her to do thejob. it well. but only thing to say is to leave her to do the job. it is a
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massive thing she has undertaken an she will be great. it is not herjob to fly the flag for all human kind. it is about time and she will do it better than anyone. i am so proud of her. tougher sentences for people convicted of acid attacks are to be considered as part of a government review. the latest official figures suggest there were more than four—hundred assaults involving corrosive substances in england and wales in the six months to april. this report from our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw, contains some distressing images from the start. the effects can be devastating. this is 21—year—old resham khan after acid was thrown at her through a car window while she waited at traffic lights. her cousin jameel muhktar also suffered severe burns in the attack in east london last month. a man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent. and attacks like this appear to be on the increase. please provided data for acid attacks between police provided data
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for acid attacks between last november and april this year. 408 incidents were recorded by police in 39 forces. the most commonly used substances were bleach, ammonia and acid and one in five offenders was younger than 18 where the age of the suspect was known. the home secretary, amber rudd, has now ordered a review to ensure everything possible is being done to prevent acid attacks. life sentences in the most serious cases are already available. the home office wants perpetrators to feel the full force of the law. a lot of victims have said that their life has been ruined so why aren't there life sentences? so to really make sure that the whole system really responds urgently and thoroughly to this appalling crime, and at the heart of everything we do must be the victim. the review will also examine whether the 1972 poisons act should
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be widened to cover more substances. retailers will be consulted about measures to restrict sales of harmful chemicals, customers may have to provide proof of age. in the latest attacks on thursday night, five moped riders in london were allegedly targeted in the space of 90 minutes. a 16—year—old boy has been charged and will appear in court tomorrow. danny shaw, bbc news. british politics is at a "dangerous moment" because of the abuse and intimidation of mps, according to the chairman of the committee on standards in public life. lord bew told bbc radio 4's the westminster hour that new laws may be necessary to protect politicians. emma vardy reports. during an hour—long debate last week, mps described how they faced physical intimidation and threats during the general election campaign from supporters of rival parties. we are talking about mindless abuse. labour's diane abbott said she had a torrent of racist and sexist abuse including death threats.
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the conservative simon hart said colleagues were targeted by people intent on driving them out of politics altogether. in an interview for tonight's westminster hour on radio 4, lord bew says today's heightened levels of abuse, particularly via the internet, may turn people off from standing for parliament or in local elections. it is particularly difficult to see what can be done about social media. we cannot afford to lose people of quality in our political life. we may be approaching a tipping point. this is a dangerous moment. we do not want to slide down a path, which was the case here in northern ireland for decades, of a culture of intimidation. he added that while public debate must be vigorous it must avoid what he called the tinge of nastiness and hatred that he said had emerged in more recent times. he said not enough had been done to condemn abusive behaviour by some activists during the general election and the new laws could be
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considered to protect candidates. thousands of opposition demonstrators have gathered outside the polish parliament to protest about legislation that gives politicians control over the body that appointsjudges. critics say the new law proposed by the ruling law and justice party erodes the independence of the judiciary and undermines democracy. 0ur correspondent adam easton is in warsaw, he says today's protest comes after a string of demonstrations. i have been going to demonstrations outside parliament for the past 18 months. the people demonstrating outside the polish parliament today, as in the past, believe the law and justice party is essentially eroding democratic checks and balances, eroding the rule of law through a
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series of changes, legislative reforms which is culminating at the moment with these judicial reforms which will give thejustice minister, who is already influential, the prosecutor general in this country has a large sway of prosecutions in poland, he and his dominated party parliament, will get control... we do not want law and justice have the tools to be able to appoint their ownjudges justice have the tools to be able to appoint their own judges to positions in heads of courts, appeal courts, district courts, in the supreme court, the highest court in the land. this isjust supreme court, the highest court in the land. this is just the latest set of reforms that they feel is eroding democracy in poland. first
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of all it was the law and justice party taking control of the constitutional tribunal, then in the public tv broadcaster and radio and 110w public tv broadcaster and radio and now thejudicial system, public tv broadcaster and radio and now the judicial system, also the civil service. there is concern by protesters that this government is against liberal democracy and there is real concern that after almost 30 yea rs is real concern that after almost 30 years since the end of communism in poland, the people have taken to the streets because they feel they need to fight to save democracy. it has got to that extent those people taking to the streets. the headlines on bbc news: the chancellor criticises cabinet colleagues for briefing against him as he defends his position on public sector pay. the new doctor who is a woman for the first time.
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jodie whittaker, who starred in the itv drama broadchurch, will take over from peter capaldi next year. acid attack offenders could face life sentences as the new review looks at classifying corrosive su bsta nces looks at classifying corrosive substances is dangerous weapons. —— sport now. time for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. hello. federer makes it eight, as he wins the wimbledon title once again. roger federer breaking records once again, the youngest 35—year—old in sport picking up his eighth men's singles title at wimbledon after beating marin cilic in straight sets on sunday. joe linskey was there to witness the fed in full flow. in centre court history, one man has his own chapter. if you play roger federer here, you are going up against the thousands who adore him. going for a record eighth title. at
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35, he is still at his peak. a two—month break earlier this year has kept him swift on his feet. with a racket, the same artistry. in the opening exchanges, roger federer has the power to break through. he has ripped it crosscourt. it was tough to ta ke ripped it crosscourt. it was tough to take for marin cilic it. a step down, already feeling the strain. falling apart a bit. in his first wimbledon final, it became too much to bear. the weight of expectation back home made him face a torrent. 0pening back home made him face a torrent. opening up. by the great champions have no time for sympathy. roger federer was ruthless in the second set. marin cilic put up more of a fight in the dirt, but it looked inevitable already. —— third. the
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perfect title sealed without dropping a set. game, set, match. a champion at wimbledon. the first man to win eight championships. champion at wimbledon. the first man to win eight championshipsm champion at wimbledon. the first man to win eight championships. it was 110w to win eight championships. it was now his time to show emotion. the recordbreaker of now his time to show emotion. the recordbrea ker of wimbledon now his time to show emotion. the recordbreaker of wimbledon and king of this court unquestionably. the eighth title for roger federer means as much as the first. jonnie peacock has won gold in the t44100m. his jonnie peacock has won gold in the t4a100m. his winning time, 10.75 seconds inside the london stadium. it was slower than his time earlier today. i know i was in good form. when it comes to the final, at the end of the day, i don't care about time. it is the cherry on top. i ca re time. it is the cherry on top. i care about medals. that is what i can keep forever.
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and it's pretty much mission impossible for england after day three of the second test against south africa. the proteas declared on 3113 for nine at trent bridge, setting england a gargantuan a74 to win. south africa finally declared. hashim amla made 87. the tourists have two days for ten wickets. well, we are into the final week of the tour de france, and britain's chris froome has retained the yellow jersey after stage 15. sunday's190—kilometre mountain stage was won by trek sega—fredo's flying dutchman, bauke mollema. the italian, diego ulissi, was second. froome suffered a mechanical problem and lost 50 seconds, but recovered in the first climb, and ended the day 18 seconds clear of another italian, fabio aru. he was nowhere near the 189 kilometre stage. more importantly, he retains that yellow jersey and continues to lead italy's fabio.
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tomorrow, a rest day. a bogey at the final hole was difficult for the scottish open. he had not dropped a shotin scottish open. he had not dropped a shot in the first 17 holes of his tour. 0ne consolation for him, he qualified for the open starting on thursday. don't forget, you can keep up—to—date with all of the stories on the bbc sport website. you will find more on lewis hamilton, the winner at the british grand prix. and joe hart's proposed move from manchester city to west ham. and now for a look at some of the front pages of the newspapers. tomorrow's financial times leads on what it says is the chancellor's bid to cushion the blow of brexit with a two—year transition deal. the metro says the chancellor
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is at loggerheads with some fellow ministers, who he accuses of trying to undermine his strategy for a soft brexit. the daily telegraph also leads on the supposed rift between philip hammond and his cabinet colleagues, one of whom accuses the chancellor of trying to keep britain in the eu. the times says britain is wasting billions on fighter jets that the raf won't be able to use because of defence cuts. "call 999, get skype instead," the headline on the daily mail, which reports that some patients are being denied ambulance crews in an emergency. the sun leads on the new doctor who, jodie whittaker, the 13th time lord and the first woman to play the role. while the mirror greets the new doctor with delight. "it's about time lord," says theirfront page. in the past few decades, china's economic transformation has seen it become a trading superpower. but now beijing has even more ambitious plans, to finance and build nearly a trillion pounds of infrastructure in more than 60 countries. for a series of reports over the last week our china editor carrie gracie has been travelling the 7,000—mile route from china to the uk, today she reaches the end
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of herjourney and asks what opportunities the chinese plan might offer to a post brexit uk. now, here's the question. shall we have jam first or clotted cream first? what's the right answer? no right or wrong. lessons in the british tradition of afternoon tea from a chinese citizen. the lovely, sweet jam. ting ting plans to take her pitch from an essex tearoom to china. a communist state perhaps, but one with a healthy appetite for the rituals of the british ruling class. herjam is with berries straight from the tiptree farm, china's consumers getting choosy about food quality, a huge market where it's hard to stand out. i think we are still at the beginning of the journey. we are starting small
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by introducing new things. and a few things, chinese are curious consumers, they always surprise us. another challenge — to cut the time from british strawberry farm to chinese tea table. she is hoping new transport routes will help. once a symbol of british empire and engineering, now it's china's great age of the railway. carrying uk hopes for post—brexit markets. from the british end of the new silk road back to its start. three weeks later and those british goods from the train are on display at a chinese trade fair. no—one but me showing an interest. it's a local stir—fry which captures the crowd. british companies can benefit from china. peter budd surveys landmarks
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his firm has helped put on the beijing map. china has promised billions to build across 60 countries and he worries uk companies are slow to seize the moment. there is a degree of cynicism about china as a market. a lot of them have had experiences way back in the past and they don't understand how china has changed. it's quite upsetting actually sometimes, because there's more opportunity here than we are actually taking. the ancient silk road was about following opportunity. back then it was driven by private traders from many countries. the new version is chinese state money and muscle. if it succeeds, it will make china a superpower again. even mightier perhaps than the empires of old. but if it fails, it'll leave a legacy of bad blood which poisons china's future and taints even the grandeur of the past.
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carrie gracie, bbc news, on china's new silk road. the 200th anniversary of the death of one of britain's greatest writers is being commemorated this week in a series of events. jane austen was only 41 when she died, but she left a body of work that has entranced generations of readers. duncan kennedy reports. ball gowns and britches. these are the incomparable janeites. devotees of jane austen are gathering across britain, to mark 200 years since her death. among them, sophie andrews. this is the bedroom? yes, this is my austen shrine, should perhaps be the word. from the dresses, the blogs and the 100 copies of pride and prejudice, sophie is pure janeite. for her, austen is a cultural touchstone.
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the themes of her stories are still things which concern people today, like the need for money, wanting to find love, family relationships. that still happens today. universal and timeless. exactly. "it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." in those 23 exquisitely witty words, jane austen opened pride and prejudice, a book adapted for every generation. take this same scene between lizzy bennet and lady catherine de burgh in three different productions. you are mistaken, madam, i have not been able to account for the honour of seeing you here. and if i am that choice, why may i not accept him? you have insulted me
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by every possible method. i must beg to return to the house. it was here at chawton in hampshire, jane austen completed her works, cramming them with 19th century manners, morals and messages of social comment. the following conversation which took place between the two friends... the former model lily cole is one of the voices of audible's new version of northanger abbey. she says austen is still influential. i think there are still bigger messages which are relevant today around social critiques, class structures, love and romance and how those two things can interrelate sometimes. jane austen was buried here at winchester cathedral, having completed around only half a dozen or so works. but 200 years on, such is her continued literary pulling power, she will feature on the new £10 note to be unveiled here next week.
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ironically, jane austen made little money herself, but her legacy remains a currency that endures to this day. duncan kennedy, bbc news. and the weather. good morning. the weather could be the storyline from ajane weather could be the storyline from a jane austen novel. are lots of twists and turns in the plot. starting off quiet. sunshine for the weather watcher in northern ireland. a beautiful sunset in warwickshire. that is how we start the week. a quiet, sunny, and warm note. the next twist is wednesday. 30 degrees. vicious thunderstorms. by the end of the week, storms will clear and it will be unsettled and cooler and fresher. a lot going on but quiet for the time being. clear spells. some showery rain in scotland. a
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cooler night than in the south last night. chilly in the countryside. tomorrow, if you like sunshine, you will enjoy the day. blue skies and sunshine will be plentiful. rain in scotla nd sunshine will be plentiful. rain in scotland becoming confined to the northern isles. cloud flirting with southern part of england. that could turn the sunshine hazy at times. widely across the south and south—east, highs of 27 degrees. fine across wales. similar temperatures in eastern scotland. northern scotland, always more cloud and more of a breeze. some rain. tuesday. increasingly warm air up from the continent. humid as well. with this weather front, the increasing risk of thunderstorms
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late in the day. tuesday, dry with sunshine. high cloud creeping in from the south turning things hazy. the channel islands and the south—west, one or two thunderstorms. temperatures during the day, 27 across parts of england and wales, maybe 29— 30. humidity in the atmosphere. then it goes boom. thunderstorms go north tuesday night in the wednesday. a turbulent part of the week. but, those storms will then clear away. by thursday, a big drop in the temperatures. cool and fresh conditions for the end of the week. some dry weather, but rain at times. and that is all for now from me. su bsta nces
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hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment, first the headlines at 11:30. the chancellor philip hammond has said public sector workers' generous pensions mean they receive a "premium" but he refused to repeat newspaper reports that he called them overpaid the new doctor who is a woman for the first time. public sector workers, on average, are paid about 10% more than private sector workers so you have to bare that in mind. look... relative to private sector workers are they overpaid? relative to private sector workers they are paid about a 10% premium. the new doctor who is a woman for the first time.

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